Indonesia arrests 36 militant suspects ahead of presidential inauguration

Sun Online Desk

17th October, 2019 01:21:22 printer

Indonesia arrests 36 militant suspects ahead of presidential inauguration

 

Indonesian police say they have arrested 36 suspected militants ahead of the presidential inauguration that will be attended by Asian leaders.

National police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said Thursday the arrests in eight provinces in the past week followed a tipoff about possible attacks against police and worship places in several areas, reports AP.

Last week, a militant couple were arrested over the stabbing of Indonesia's top security minister, Wiranto, who is recovering from his wounds.

Prasetyo said 31,000 security personnel were being deployed to secure the capital during the inauguration of President Joko Widodo at a parliamentary ceremony.

 


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